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  President Trump Touts Made in America Agenda  CSPAN  July 17, 2017 3:48pm-4:13pm EDT

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deportation proceedings doesn't mean you are going to be automatically deported to your country. what you have to do is you have to show cause where why you should be allowed to stay within our country. the obama administration, they skipped that point. what they did was they let the individuals go hoping that they were going to show up to their proceedings later at a later date which unfortunately they didn't do. host: when it comes to the manpower specifically of the border patrol, what did the president's budget reveal as far as what he wants to do and will those demands be met? guest: we're woefully understaffed right now. congress has set a floor that we are supposed to maintain of 21,370 agents. now, this is a floor that's supposed to be nationwide, not just on your southwest border, but you're talking about the northern border and also talk about in florida, alabama, mississippi, on your coastal borders as well. we're about 1,700 agents under -- [applause]
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[applause] president trump: thank you very much. > thank you. president trump: we'll put these in the museum. hey have a great museum.
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vice president pence: well, good afternoon. members of the cabinet, distinguished members of congress and all these incredible representatives of american businesses from all 50 states and our honored guests, on behalf of the president and the first family, welcome to the white house. [applause] and thanks to the leadership of a president who believes in american manufacturing, welcome to made in america week here in ur nation's capital. you know, it's the greatest privilege in my life to serve as vice president to a president who always puts america first and put american manufacturing first. our president knows that america is a nation of dreamers and doers, a nation of
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producers and growers and makers and since the very first day of this administration we've taken decisive action to promote and protect what he calls those three beautiful words, "made in america." [applause] in fact, this president has signed more laws slashing through federal red tape than any president in american history. [applause] under president trump's leadership we've been fighting for trade that's both free and fair so american businesses and american workers can compete and win with companies anywhere in the world. in fact, as we were just talking down the hallway just last month, thanks to the president's leadership, american beef is now being shipped to china for the first time in 13 years. [applause] we've been unleashing american-made energy, rolling
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back the clean power plan, approving the keystone and dakota pipelines and when did he so, president trump took executive action to make sure that new pipelines in america would be built by american workers using american steel. [applause] thanks to the president's leadership, american manufacturers haven't been this optimistic in more than two decades. and the confidence of american farmers is soaring to near record levels and we will continue to fight every single day to make sure our country makes the best machines, grow the best food and design the best technology in the world because president donald trump knows that made in america will make america great again. [applause] so with gratitude for his leadership and admiration for his unwavering confidence in the boundless capacity of the american people, it is now my high honor and distinct
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privilege to introduce to all of you the 45th president of the united states of america, president donald trump. [applause] president trump: thank you, mike. mike, you know it's true as we walk through the halls we saw so many great companies but the gentleman who was in charge of omaha beef, they do beef, he hugged me. he wanted to kiss me so badly. because he said, our business is a whole different business now because you got china approved. the other administrations couldn't even come close and i told him, you know how long it took? one sentence. i said, president xi, we'd love to sell beef back in china again. he said, you can do that. that was the end of that. right? sonny. the great sonny perdue. so we're very happy. but we're here today to
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celebrate american manufacturing and to showcase the amazing products on all 50 states made in the u.s.a. remember the old days, they used to have made in the u.s.a., made in america, but made in the u.s.a., we are going to start doing that again. we will put that brand on your product because it means it's the best. in just a few months and moments i will say what we've done over a short period of time and what we're going to be doing over the next six months will be incredible. we've signed more bills, and i'm talking about through the legislature, than any president ever. for a while harry truman had us and now i they we have everybody, mike. i would say i think because they will give you a pinocchio. i don't like pinocchios. i will be signing a presidential proclamation to launch made in america week and to make today made in america day. we are thrilled to be joined today by so many incredible
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members of my cabinet. every member of my administration shares the same goal, to provide a level playing field for american workers and for american industry. [applause] and we are providing it much faster than other countries would like. so it's been really a pleasure. we want to build, create and grow more products in our country using american labor, american goods and american grit. when we purchase products made in the u.s.a., the profits stay here, the revenues stays here and the jobs maybe most importantly of all, they stay right here in the u.s.a. in the audience today -- true. [applause] in the audience today we have
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skilled workers. we have business leaders whose american-made goods we're proudly displaying all over the white house and outside. i saw fire engines. i saw tractors from caterpillar. i saw some incredible machinery, make it right here. we thank you for being here. we're honored to showcase your creations and i will say they've really taken on and some of you have built names that i know of for so long and it's -- congratulations, right, you in particular. what a great job you've done. thank you very much. i saw you on television this morning. you were fantastic. i don't know what you're doing exactly but you could always have a second career. you did a great job. thank you very much. american workers, farmers and innovators are really the best in the world. we know that and what we're doing is we're displaying those talents. you construct and harvest the products that fill our homes, feed our families and defend our nation and enrich our
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lives. i want to make a pledge to each and every one of you, no longer are we going to allow other countries to break the rules, steal our jobs and drain our wealth, and it has been drained. it has been drained. [applause] you are going to see a lot of things happening over the next six months. you know, staff torle and through a lot of -- statutorily and through a lot of different legal -- through the legal process. takes a while to get it set so you are allowed to do it. you are not allowed to do it but we've now mostly fulfilled all of that and over the next short period of time you are going to see things announced that you won't even believe for our country and for selling product in our country and making product in our country and things that are great for american jobs. you are going to be see that happening really quickly because we are totally set up and the hard part now is done. it is a long, horrible process, but we are also going to get
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rid of some of that process for the future. but we are going to stand up for our companies and maybe most importantly for our workers. for decades washington has allowed our nations to wipe out millions of american jobs through unfair trade practices. wait until you see what's up for you. you are going to be so happy. this painful exodus of american jobs -- and i've been talking about it for years -- was also marked by a period of sluggish growth, falling incomes, surging welfare and shrinking participation in the work force. clearly it's time for a new policy, one defind by two simple rules -- we will buy american and we will hire american. right, governor? [applause] my administration is removing the burdens and regulations on
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your companies so that you can compete, thrive and grow. how many of you have noticed this so far, because it's a big, big difference, right? that's a big, big difference, the people coming up to me can't even believe it. we took the farmers' land away, we took the home builders' land away. they have their land back now and they're building homes and they're farming their farms and it's a beautiful thing to see and they're so thankful. . a lot of the regulations are coming off. we will have better protection than we have ever had and you won't have to wait 15 years for a permit and when you go to the board, you lose. and that's a big portion of your life, wiped out waiting for a permit. we aren't going to let that happen. for our nation to really prosper, we must lower the tax on business. one of the highest in the world. and we must repeal job-killing obamacare.
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we have to do that. [applause] president trump: and i can tell you, we hope john mccain gets better very soon because we miss him. he is a crusty voice in washington, plus we need his vote. [laughter] president trump: and he will be back and will be back sooner than anyone else. we need a number of votes because we do have to appeal obamacare and will replace it with something that is going to be outstanding, far, far better than failing obamacare where premiums have gone up over 200% this year, where every single element of it is bad and the insurance companies, by the way, are fleeing. some states you have no insurance companies and we have some governors here and senators here and congressmen here and
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women. and i will tell you, it's a very, very hard time they're having with the obamacare situation. so we're going to get that done and i think we are going to surprise a lot of people. they are pushing hard. the republican senators are great people and some states need this, some states need that, but we are getting it together and it's going to happen. right, mike? i think. [laughter] [applause] president trump: and when it does happen, that will be a big day in america. believe me. big day in america. we must also fight the unfair trade practices that have gutted our industry and that includes cracking down on the predatory online sales of foreign goods. it's absolutely killing our
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shopping centers. if you look at what is going on with shopping centers and stores, they have had a very hard time and closing in record numbers. so we have to stop that. the online predatory practices. since the beginning of the year, we have created over 50,000 brand new manufacturing jobs and we're just getting started. we will lift our citizens from welfare to work. we will turn bordered-up communities into new outposts into american commerce and we will rediscover our heritage as a manufacturing nation. we used to be a manufacturing nation. not so much anymore. if you look at michigan, if you look at some states that have really moved. you know, in pennsylvania, two weeks ago, they opened a mine, first mine that was opened in
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decades. and we picked up 45,000 mining jobs in a very short period of time and everybody was saying, you don't -- won't get mining jobs. and the miners are very happy with trump and pence and we are very proud of that. we have jobs coming from all over. restoring american manufacturing will not only restore our wealth, it will restore our pride and pride in ourselves and will revitalize our independence and rebuild the bonds of kinship between our communities and our citizens, which has been lagging, wouldn't you say? for most of our nation's history, american credit and we see this -- american presidents have understood that in order to protect our economy and our security, we must protect our industry.
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and much of that comes at the border. george washington encouraged americans to produce their own goods so that our young nation could become truly independent. president james garfield said of our nation's manufacturers that to them, the country owes the splendor of the position it holds before the world, meaning protect us. theodore roosevelt dwared in his rst message to congress, reciprocity, because we have countries that charge us 100% tax on a product and when that product is sold by them to us, we brilliantly charge them nothing. and people say that's free trade. no, that's stupid trade. that's really stupid trade. [laughter] [applause] president trump: incredible.
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actually have people say that's free trade. that is so incredible, but what are you going to happen? well, what happens in washington, you wouldn't believe the things. but reciprocity must be treated as the hand maiden of protection. and william mckinley proclaimed we ought to take care of our nation and her industries first. we have to look at our industries first. we have been looking away for a long, long time. and look at the success of other nations, even in europe and look at some of those countries, one in particular, it's not fair to the united states. and that's why i'm here. and i believe it's one of the primary reasons you elected me and mike. that's why we're here. and i think you are going to see a big, big -- i don't think, i don't think, i know, you are going to see one of the great differences and you are going to
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see it and we are going to end up having a level playing field. i don't want to say a level. if the playing field were slanted a little bit towards us, i would accept that also, ok? [laughter] [applause] president trump: we will celebrate innovators, producers like the incredible men and women in this room today. we will protect our workers than, promote our industry because we will put america first. america will be first again. we will make great again. remember that. and we'll meet in this same room in a year and in two years and you'll see what happened. thank you all for being here. god bless you. and god bless america. thank you very much. thank you. thank you.
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[applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit >> this is in honor of made until america day and made in america week. and two of our made in america decades. we are going to have a lot of tremendous success and already starting to kick in. you see it with the jobs numbers and stock market which hits an all-time high for quite a while now. and you see it with so many other things and you see it with the manufacturers, their level of enthusiasm is greater now than at any time since they have been taking this type of poll. and i believe it's 28 years old. people are enthused. are you all enthused?
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>> absolutely. [applause] president trump: thank you all or being here. now who gets this? >> i'll take it. >> who has the most jobs behind me? >> i don't know. president trump: thank you very uch.
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